Copyright © 2016 -Belly Dance Art by Gabriela
Gabriela was born and raised in Mexico City. She began her dance training as a child studying
Folklorico and later, as a teenager she studied Hula and Tahitian dance. Her training in Oriental
dance (belly dance) did not begin until the Summer of 2002 in Houston, TX. She immediately fell
in love with this art form.
As a performer she's had the opportunity to dance at numerous events and restaurants throughout
Houston. Some of them include the George R. Brown Convention Center (Heaith & Fitness Expo),
HABDA dance nights at Bijans, Kairo Cafe, Helios, Cafe Europe, Al Basha,D'wines, Maryz, and
many more. Gabriela has also been spotted dancing at Ya Leil, Saffron, Garson, Crome Lounge,
Havana Latin Grill, Mashawi Lounge, Cafe Layal, Cafe Byblos, Hotel Zaza, M Lounge, Alexander
The Great and Yanni's, where she was the featured belly dancer for over two years.
Dancing with props is one of Gabriela's favorites. In 2011 she had the fortune of placing 3rd in the
Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition, Specialty Props Category with her Isis Wings. She's
now known as the "Queen of Wings" all over Houston.
As a producer, Gabriela has sponsored high profile instructors from all over the world since 2010.
She has hosted Sandra of California, Maryam of Mexico, Victoria Teel, Aradia, Sherena, Sadie,
Maria Sokolova, Mohamed Shahin, Tatiana, Louchia, Sal Maktoub and Said El Amir of Germany.
Gabriela is also member of HABDA (Houston Area Belly Dance Association)- She served as
President (2006) & Newsletter Editor (2005-2006) for the organization.